Also known as Clown Anglerfish, Clown Frogfish, Galloping Clown Frogfish, Large-spotted Angler, Wartface Anglerfish, Wartface Frogfish, Wartskin Anglerfish, Wartskin Frogfish, Warty Anglerfish.
Found singly, pairs or in trios, sitting amongst corals, jetties, pylons, ropes, sponges, etc, camouflaged with the colour and pattern of their seat and surroundings, over sheltered rocky reefs.
They feed on small fish.
Juveniles mimic nudibranchs.
Depth - 1-15m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Frogfish are masters at camouflage and will change to match their surroundings. They lure their prey with a stalk between their eyes that copies the movements of its prey. Their mouth can open and expand to the width of their bodies to engulf its prey. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/9259